The new Google Maps feature will allow users to draw and rename missing streets

Tech The giant Google will finally update its map editing experience to allow users to add missing roads and realign, rename or delete the wrong ones. According to The Verge, the new experience called “drawing” will be similar to using the line tool in Microsoft Paint. This new updated tool will be available in the coming months in over 80 countries.

Currently, if a user tries to add a missing street, they can only place a placeholder where the street should be and type the street name to send that information to Google. The purpose of the new tool would be to make it easier not only to add missing streets, but also to make corrections such as fixing a street name or its direction. It goes without saying that Google will continue to monitor corrections to make sure they are accurate. After a change is submitted, Google will display a screen warning that it does not want a bike lane to be marked as a road or for someone to create a road that is meant to hurt people. The same screen also says that the company will take about seven days to review the presentation.

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According to The Verge, Google Maps will also receive a new feature called “photo updates,” which will allow users to share small details about a place without having to leave a full review. Inside the app, it would be possible to add pictures of a location and see recent photos with text snippets sent by others. (ANI)

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News Highlights:

  • Tech The giant Google will finally update its map editing experience to allow users to add missing roads and realign, rename or delete the wrong ones.
  • The new Google Maps feature will allow users to draw and rename missing streets